Monday, October 24, 2005

Saginaw beats Greyhounds, Bulls

The Saginaw Spirit are off to their best 10-game start in team history with a 7-3-0-0 mark after two home wins last weekend over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Belleville Bulls.

Saturday night, underage rookie Zack Torquato (left) scored twice in Saginaw's 5-2 win. Tom Pyatt, Joe McCann and Ryan McDonough also tallied for the Spirit while goalie Francois Thuot made 31 saves.

"This wasn't a pretty win," said Spirit coach-GM Bob Mancini. "We had to dig deep to get this victory."

Sunday afternoon, Jesse Gimblett, McDonough, Michal Birner and Pyatt scored in the 4-1 victory. Ryan Daniels turned back 33 shots in the game to earn his fourth win.

"It was like the parting of the Red Sea for me out there today," Daniels said of the team's effort. "The guys were really letting me see the puck well and helped clear the area when I couldn't contain rebounds."

The Spirit return to action Wednesday in Sault Ste. Marie and return to the Dow Event Center Saturday to face the Kitchener Rangers.

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